The BEST Episodes of MINDHUNTER
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021
In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.
#1 - Episode 10
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
The team cracks under pressure from an in-house review. Holden's bold style elicits a confession but puts his career, relationships and health at risk.
#2 - Episode 9
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
The investigation zeroes in on a prime suspect who proves surprisingly adept at manipulating a volatile situation to his advantage.
#3 - Episode 8
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
Red tape hinders Holden's plan to narrow his suspect pool. A weary and heartsick Bill tries to connect with his son. Wendy rethinks her relationship.
#4 - Episode 5
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
Bill's devastating family situation spills over during his interview with Holden's holy-grail subject: Charles Manson. Wendy's new romance heats up.
#5 - Episode 4
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
Holden develops a controversial profile in the Atlanta slayings. Wendy conducts her first interview and finds being on the front lines suits her well.
#6 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
Holden and Bill return to a perplexing case in Pennsylvania where a set of clues leading in multiple directions leaves no shortage of suspects.
#7 - Episode 2
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
To glean insight into the elusive BTK killer, Bill and Holden interview the Son of Sam, who makes a startling admission.
#8 - Episode 9
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
Holden's methods during a disturbing interview with mass murderer Richard Speck create dissension among the team and kick off an internal FBI probe.
#9 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
Bill and Holden consult with Wendy to begin classifying their subjects. They receive surprising news.
#10 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
Holden interviews the eerily articulate murderer Ed Kemper, but his research provokes negative feedback at the Bureau.
#11 - Episode 6
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
The FBI officially sends the BSU to Atlanta to investigate the missing and murdered children. Wendy second-guesses her interview methods.
#12 - Episode 7
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
Hitting a dead end, Holden suggests a bold plan to draw the killer out. Bill's family faces more scrutiny. Wendy chafes as her job begins to shift.
#13 - Episode 3
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
Dr. Wendy Carr joins Holden and Bill in their first success, when their insights lead to an arrest.
#14 - Episode 8
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
Bill and Wendy interview candidates for a fourth member of the team. Holden is intrigued by complaints about a school principal's odd habit.
#15 - Episode 3
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
Bill gets drawn into a horrifying crime that hits close to home. Holden receives an intriguing offer while in Atlanta to interview a pair of killers.
#16 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
Wendy takes a career risk to relocate and join the team full time. Holden and Bill find it harder to keep the emotional intensity of work at bay.
#17 - Episode 1
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 16, 2019
Amid sweeping changes at the BSU, Holden deals with severe repercussions from his close encounter with Ed Kemper.
#18 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
Wendy considers an offer. Holden and Bill struggle to communicate the meaning of their findings to the judicial system in the baffling Altoona case.
#19 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 13, 2017
In 1977, frustrated FBI hostage negotiator Holden Ford finds an unlikely ally in veteran agent Bill Tench and begins studying a new class of murderer.